Home spun hit from Heanor

A hot new track by a father and son DJ duo from Heanor is set to get nightclubs moving after it jumped to number one in the ‘deep house’ charts.

Nafon and Ken, otherwise known as industrial window cleaner Garry Dalton, 45, and son Nathan, 16, can barely believe how well their home-produced record High has done.

Within minutes of former Heanor Gate pupil Nathan posting the track on Facebook in July, he was contacted by a scout from American dance music label Sugar Shack, who snapped the duo up.

The track was released online on August 6 - and by the end of the month was the third best selling single on popular dance music download site Trackitdown - and the top selling ‘deep house’ track.

Nathan, who is soon to start a production course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham, said: “I never thought this would happen to me at least until I got to college!”

Although dad Garry has been a disc jockey in nightclubs for five years, he admits his son, who only began programming music after Christmas, took the lead on this production. The pair regularly spin discs in pubs and clubs around in Derby under their Nafon and Ken moniker.

“Nathan played me this tune and I said it needs some sort of vocals on it,” Garry said. “When we found the right one, we knew then it was special.”

Nathan says has his house music loving dad and jazz musician grandfather Victor Dalton to thank for his talents.

Garry thinks his son has what it takes to go all the way in the business. He said: “It was my dream when I was younger - now I’m older, it’s my dream to see him do it.”